Camp JORI receives challenge grant


WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –  JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, announced recently that Camp JORI is the recipient of a Chai Match 2 challenge grant.  The challenge grant allows Camp JORI to receive up to $18,000 in matching funds to renew camp facilities and provide operating and scholarship support.

“Camp JORI is thrilled to again partner with the Grinspoon Foundation on a substantial challenge grant.  The timing couldn’t be better as we work toward our Second Century Campaign to build more cabin capacity, improve our waterfront facilities and develop our arts, crafts and technology center,” wrote JORI President Rob Stolzman. “Harold Grinspoon’s effective philanthropy management is legendary, and Camp JORI is proud to fulfill those goals.”

JORI will have another record enrollment this summer, Stolzman said, “and we anticipate providing more than  $250,000 in campership financial aid. ” With the Grinspoon grant and the matched funds, we will provide more capacity for an even better Camp JORI.”

In the past eight years, JCamp180 has contributed more than $11.7 million in matching grant funds to nonprofit Jewish overnight summer camps throughout North America, according to the release from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Camps receiving the Chai Match 2 – 25 in all this year – have one year to raise matching funds in a two-phase matching campaign.  Camps must use at least 50 percent of the overall funds raised for capital improvements.


JCAMP 180: or 617-269-7171.